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Badgers split road games against Purdue, Indiana
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Badgers split road games against Purdue, Indiana

On Friday, the Wisconsin volleyball team (4-4 Big Ten, 9-8 overall) traveled to West Lafayette, Ind., where they lost to the Purdue Boilermakers (3-5, 11-8) three sets to one. They then packed their bags for Bloomington on Sunday, where they sneaked by the Indiana Hoosiers (3-5, 14-8) three sets to two.


Tolzien struggles in tough loss
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Tolzien struggles in tough loss

For the first four games of the 2009 season, Wisconsin quarterback Scott Tolzien looked like a bona-fide Big Ten star quarterback. For the last three, however, Tolzien has looked the part of a first-year starting quarterback facing elite competition for the first time in his college career.


Badgers stumble in season opener
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Badgers stumble in season opener

The Wisconsin men's hockey team took one point out of its opening weekend, losing 3-2 to Colorado College Friday night and working to a 1-1 draw in the series finale Saturday. The Badgers played most of the weekend without their top center, senior Blake Geoffrion, who left Friday's game in the first period with a concussion and did not play Saturday.


UW hopes to snap back for Iowa
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UW hopes to snap back for Iowa

In the last two seasons, the Badgers have not been quite able to shake off their first loss. In 2008, the team fell three more times after its first defeat, and in 2007 it followed its first setback with a 31-0 trouncing at the hands of a middling Penn State team.


UW prepares for Northwestern
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UW prepares for Northwestern

The Wisconsin men's soccer team needs an offensive boost. During their game Wednesday night against UW-Green Bay, the Badgers had plenty of opportunities but were unable to find the back of the net. They will be looking for more opportunities to arise when they  travel to Evanston, Ill., for a Big Ten matchup against Northwestern at 7 p.m Saturday.


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Athletes must be cautious using Twitter

Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter have infiltrated practically every part of our society, sports coverage included. To date, Facebook holds more than 300 million active users worldwide, while Twitter receives roughly 55 million users per month. It comes as no surprise, then, that not just fans and organizations, but also athletes and coaches have begun participating in this trend.


Badgers jump into WCHA play with season opener against CC
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Badgers jump into WCHA play with season opener against CC

Athletic departments of power-conference universities, including Wisconsin, are often criticized for scheduling overmatched opponents early in the year. That certainly will not be the case for the Badger men's hockey team this season. Wisconsin jumps right into conference play, hosting Colorado College this weekend to open its rigorous 2009 campaign.


Heartland Homecoming
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Heartland Homecoming

Homecoming 2009 will provide opportunities for just about everybody. Numerous alumni will use the weekend to come back and stake out the old stomping grounds, student organizations will build up their floats and march them through the annual Homecoming Parade, and the student section will gets a few extra chances to bow down in gratitude to athletes and teams from the past. The team itself will use the week to lean heavily on their ""one game at a time"" mantra, reminding everybody that this is just another week and just another opponent, albeit a good one.


National Outlook
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National Outlook

With college football entering its seventh week of play, Alabama, Florida and Texas continue to rank in the top three of the weekly polls. Inevitably, either Florida or Alabama will end the year with at least one loss, as they will likely meet in the SEC championship game. With that in mind, the question now being asked is which one-loss team boasts the most impressive résumé.


Wisconsin shut out once again
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Wisconsin shut out once again

The Wisconsin men's soccer team kept the high-powered offense of UW-Green Bay in check for most of the night, but failed to find the back of the net and lost 1-0 Wednesday night in Green Bay after allowing a goal late in the game.


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